Santa will read stories at Maple Acre

Following their successful visit to the Friends of Maple Acre Craft Show last weekend, Santa Claus and his chief elf will read to children at the Maple Acre library branch in Fenwick. They will be…



Storm chaser to display art at Keith’s

Powerful images of major storms  and nature throughout Ontario will be on display at Keith’s Restaurant in Fonthill for the month of December. As an integral member of the renowned team of “The Weather Hunters”,…


“Ladies Night” draws a crowd

On Nov. 18, the James L. Pedlar Funeral Home hosted a fundraiser for Pelham Cares. This Ladies Night-Holiday Open House raised over $800.00 as well as collected additional non-perishable food items.   Dazzling the night…


Quest for the right tree

For some people, there is no contest when it comes to choosing between a real or artificial tree. For Gary Rabb, it’s a new adventure. “The smell of the tree just screams Christmas,” the Bloomin’…


Vendors lend a hand to Maple Acre Friends

Santa Claus and his elf made an appearance at the Country Christmas Collection over the weekend. The yearly event helps raise funds for the Maple Acre Library, while also promoting local artists and artisans.  “We…


Good communities evolve, Augustyn says

The secret to success for communities is changing slowly. Mayor Dave Augustyn said successful communities evolve while keeping the residents involved in the change. In an interview looking ahead to a new term of council,…


Pelham reps decline bid for regional chair

Neither of Pelham’s two representatives on regional council will contend for the regional chair position. Mayor Dave Augustyn, who as mayor is one of 30 members of regional council, said he would not run.  He…


Lawyer points to deer hunting liability

A lawyer’s letter warning about potential deer hunting liability has been sent to Pelham, Thorold, St. Catharines and Niagara Regional councillors and mayors. Camille Labchuk, representing Dr. Craig and Robin Zavitz of Roland Road and…


Mayor urges cooperation in inaugural speech

Mayor Dave Augustyn, in his inaugural address Monday, urged town council and Pelham residents to keep working together. Speaking in a recently restored 1888 Old Pelham Town Hall, the mayor in a nine-minute speech ran…